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So I rebuilt my computer with the hardware you see in my signature. I know it's laughable to all you leet rich guys, but it's what I can do.
I do, however, get paid soon and was wondering if you guys could help me figure out whether I should get more memory or an SSD. This is for gaming. I'm looking for a slight boost while playing GW2.
Which will give me more of a boost? Memory or an SSD?
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post #2 of 15
SSD
8GB is decent.
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An SSD would provide far more benefit than going from 8GB to 16GB of RAM.
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An SSD is a memory storage medium...

So memory or memory is your question?
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Actually none will give you a boost for GW2, but a SSD will benefit your whole computer way more than more RAM.

An SSD may benefit you in loading times, but that's it.
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post #6 of 15
Agreed with everyone here, 8GB RAM is fine.
Grab an SSD, Faster load times thumb.gif
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As the others have said, SSD.
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From a guy who just upgraded to an SSD for the first time, SSD, AINEC — though I'm not sure either one will give you all that much of a boost for GW2.
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post #9 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post

Actually none will give you a boost for GW2, but a SSD will benefit your whole computer way more than more RAM.

An SSD may benefit you in loading times, but that's it.

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Originally Posted by Conc3ntrate View Post

From a guy who just upgraded to an SSD for the first time, SSD, AINEC — though I'm not sure either one will give you all that much of a boost for GW2.

Thanks guys. I will get the SSD, but I'm curious to know why it wont help with GW@? is it because GW2 is CPU and graphics card intensive?
Is the only thing I can do to give me a boost in GW2 is upgrade my CPU again or get another 660 ti to SLI?
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Thanks guys. I will get the SSD, but I'm curious to know why it wont help with GW@? is it because GW2 is CPU and graphics card intensive?
Is the only thing I can do to give me a boost in GW2 is upgrade my CPU again or get another 660 ti to SLI?

It seems like GW2 gets it's muscle off the GPU, but no game gets a FPS boost from an SSD. You might get improved load times, but after that, it' up to your CPU+GPU.

Most games do not benefit from massive amounts of RAM as well, as long as it is fast and spacious enough. 8 GB is more than enough for almost all games, even though there are exceptions (like BF3 multiplayer with 32-64 players).
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